Viewing entries posted in July 2016

Program Now Available for the Asia Pacific Coroners Society Conference Perth WA 8-11 November 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 27 July 2016 | 0 Comments

I am planning to attend the Asia Pacific Coroners Society Conference in Perth in November given my current coronial practice. The full program is now available: http://www.dcconferences.com.au/apcsc2016/pdf/APCSC_2016_-_Program_Overview.pdf. I have attended the last four annual conferences in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin and Hobart. I have also managed to build a good professional library now on coronial matters.

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An Excellent Guide for Legal Practitioners on Coronial Inquests

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 22 July 2016 | 1 Comments

Just received my copy of Inquests: A Practitioner's Guide by Leslie Thomas, Adam Straw, Daniel Machover and Danny Friedman QC (Legal Action Group London 2014) from the UK.

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After Serial, Could One of these Cases in the US be Next?

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 18 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Found an interesting article from The Guardian (8 July 2016) on Twitter which raises the issue of the numbers of alleged wrongful convictions in the US and highlights five of the current cases which might be the next exonerations to occur, particularly following the success of Serial. See https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/07/adnan-syed-retrial-serial-innocence-exonerations

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NSW Police Force Code of Practice for Crime - A Precedent for Other Jurisdictions?

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 17 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Have just been reading through the NSW Police Force Code of Practice for CRIME (Custody, Rights, Investigation, Management and Evidence) (as at April 2015). See http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/108808/Code_of_Practice_for_Crime.pdf

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Further Right to Appeal Legislation: Frits Van Beelen Refused Leave to Appeal in Decision Handed Down 13 July 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 14 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, 13 July 2016, the South Australian Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) (the Hon Chief Justice Kourakis, the Hon Justice Vanstone and the Hon Justice Kelly) handed down its decision in the third case to come to the CCA since the commencement of the further right to appeal legislation in May 2013. See http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/sa/SASCFC/2016/71.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=van%20beelen (The other two cases have involved Henry Keogh and Adrian Drummond).

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Decision in the SA Further Right to Appeal Case in Frits Van Beelen to be handed down today in Adelaide at 2.15 pm

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 13 July 2016 | 0 Comments

The third decision regarding the new further right to appeal legislation in SA will be handed down today by the SA Court of Criminal Appeal at 2.15 pm (13 July 2016).

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Marie Shaw SC Speaks Out on Henry Keogh Case in SA

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 13 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Marie Shaw SC, who worked for two years pro bono on the Henry Keogh case in SA, speaks out what occurred in the case for the first time: http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/keogh-lawyer

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Frits Van Beelen Decision re Further Right to Appeal to be Handed down in SA at 2.15 pm Wednesday 13 July 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 10 July 2016 | 0 Comments

A decision in the third further right to appeal case heard in SA is due to be handed down at 2.15 on Wednesday 13 July 2016. For the background to the story, see here: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/frits-van-beelen-wins-permission-to-appeal-1970s-conviction-over-taperoo-beach-murder/news-story/c4f91a8ed5cdbd818c33b4163f072b83

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Adnan Syed, Subject of Serial Podcast, Granted a New Trial

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 6 July 2016 | 0 Comments

An article in The Guardian for 1 July 2016 reported that Adnan Syed, the subject of the viral podcast Serial, had been granted a new trial. See https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/jun/30/adnan-syed-judge-grants-new-trial-serial-podcast-baltimore-murder-case

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